Photo by Wedding Photographer Richard Bell

Let’s talk about one of the most important aspects of your wedding for a moment… the music. Music can make or break a ceremony or reception believe it or not and I’m sure you’ve all had your fair share of awkward wedding moments due to a music mishap. Bad music can be a nightmare for the bride and groom because they both want to create a night you will remember forever. One of the best ways to make sure your music is in tune with the rest of the wedding is to include a live band. Everybody loves a live band to get the crowd involved and to provide that extra little something that will make your wedding a memorable one no doubt!

Here are the top five reasons why you should have a live band at your wedding…

1. Set the Tone 

Music choice always sets the mood for every wedding. A band will be able to set the tone for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception with whatever music you’d like. They can start out slow and sweet at the beginning and bring the high energy toward the end, or keep it upbeat the entire time. They will have no problem getting you and your guests into the wedding feels. 

Photo by Wedding Photographer Cory Ryan

2. Crowd Pleaser 

Possibly one of the greatest qualities about having a live band is their ability to get the crowd involved right away. Guests are hesitant to get out onto the dance floor with a D.J. because nobody wants to be first. The band usually gets out into the crowd and starts singing and dancing making the guests never want to leave the dance floor! Your guests will be pleased, no doubt. 

Photo by Wedding Photographer Richard Bell

3. Endless Song Choices 

You will be able to customize your band to fit your wedding which allows for a more personal experience that you’ll be sure to love. Most bands play a diverse range of songs whether you want classical, jazz, contemporary, country, throwbacks, motown, or rock. They can go from playing Stand by Me by Ben E. King to Treasure by Bruno Mars to Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. They’re diverse, fun, and skilled at what they do. 

Photo by Wedding Photographer Jessica Strickland

4. Memorable Wedding 

I have been to two weddings with live bands and they have been so fun and memorable! There’s just something special about having all of your favorite people out on the dance floor with you and having the time of your lives. Even though bands may cost extra, they are worth the splurge. Besides, this should be one of the most important nights of your life and what better way to celebrate than by booking a band that will celebrate with you?

Photo from Jump Street Band 

5. Endless Opportunities 

Another great thing about a band is that they can play for the entire duration of your wedding or just at your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, or specific points during the day. This allows for some flexibility to customize your wedding to be personal and exactly how you want it. Maybe you want to walk down the aisle to an all out orchestra, but you have a specific song to introduce the wedding party, the choice is all yours!

Photo from Black and Blue Experience 

With some careful budgeting and strategic wedding planning, I’m sure you’ll be able to fit a band in there somewhere! It has the ability to bring the wedding of your dreams to life and create the ideal atmosphere for weddings all around. If you’re ever on the fence about whether you want to book a live band or not, I hope these five things help you see that a band could be just the very thing that’s missing from the package! Trust me, it will be worth it. 


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